GCSE arts becoming more popular according to government study

Also this week: DCMS releases plan for the arts up to 2020, and Antony Gormley puts weight behind campaign for more affordable artists studios

18 March 2016

GCSE arts becoming more popular, according to government study

Arts subjects are becoming increasingly popular in schools, with more students choosing to study them at GCSE over the past five years, the government has claimed. Read more

DCMS releases plan for the arts up to 2020

Whilst local and community participation are government priorities for sport, plans to increase participation in the arts are centred on investments in flagship projects. Read more

Antony Gormley puts weight behind campaign for more affordable artists studios

Turner Prize winning artist Antony Gormley has thrown his weight behind Studiomakers, a new initiative which aims to help tackle the chronic shortage of affordable creative spaces in London. Read more

Two London projects to tour the country targeting issues and areas of low arts engagement

Film and Video Umbrella and The Touring Consortium Theatre Company ahev been awarded a combined £963,134 by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme. Read more

BBC to introduce young children to Shakespeare with CBeebies excerpts

The BBC is to give young children an early introduction to Shakespeare with excerpts from plays including Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest in the schedule of its pre-school channel CBeebies. Read more

London venues top the list of visitor attractions

The UK’s top ten visitor attractions were all London-based last year, although Tate’s London galleries both saw a significant drop in attendance, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Read more


Onedotzero x Tower of London audio workshop

onedotzero is hosting a series of audio sessions for 11 - 19 year olds at one of London’s most iconic sites, the Tower of London. Read more

The Art of Dining: Say Cheese

This April The Art of Dining will bring visitors ‘Say Cheese’: a unique photo-culinary experience combining a photography exhibition with a pop-up fine dining restaurant and bar inspired by the world of Guest Artist Martin Parr. Read more